Lauren Baum & Matt Tucker

Name Lauren Baum
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
Childhood nickname LB (an unfortunate set of initials for a girl with a chubby stage that lasted a bit too long)
Favorite Band/Artist: Paul Simon
Choose a movie title for the story of your life (Over)Analyze This
Why you want to hang out with me: If ice cream is on the menu, I’m ordering it for the table
Weirdest Quirk about my partner: He can draw an eerily precise map of the US from memory, basically to scale
Hidden Talent: Choosing the exact right sized Tupperware for leftovers
Perfect MTrek Day: Wake up over a nice, hot cup of coffee while laughing with new friends about last night’s adventures. Head off to a great hike where amazing views and frollicking belled cows abound, and grab an ice cold beer and a späztli and rösti lunch at the end while our legs recover. Head back to the hotel to play some games outside while overlooking a gorgeous lake before hitting the town for some dinner, drinks, and laughs.
If you were a drink, what would you be?: An elderflower fizz – bubbly, sweet, and yeah OK, a little bit basic
Favorite place you’ve traveled to: Peru
How would your partner describe you?: Terrible with directions, excellent at making myself vulnerable to cyber criminals
At which store would you like to max out your credit card? The Citizenry
What are your pet peeves? Mean people and Dunkin’ Donuts insisting on giving you a styrofoam cup as a sleeve for your plastic cup every time you order an iced drink
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked, right out of the pint. This LB nickname is making more and more sense with every question I answer…
Favorite thing about Ross: Amazing, kind, interesting people and incredible international opportunities

 

 

Name: Matt Tucker
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Childhood nickname Tucker
Favorite Band/Artist: Run the Jewels
Choose a movie title for the story of your life Soundtrack: The Life of an Aspiring DJ
Why you want to hang out with me: You can count me on to get the dance party started
Weirdest Quirk about my partner: Get her on a hike and you’ll see that she has a non-stop soundtrack in her head… cause she’ll sing it out loud
Hidden Talent: Lauren outed mine already: drawing a very accurate map of the US from memory
Perfect MTrek Day: Sign me up for Lauren’s perfect MTrek day – that’s mine too!
If you were a drink, what would you be?: Mexico City Mule: a little familiar, a little surprising
Favorite place you’ve traveled to: Peru for me, too
How would your partner describe you?: Kind and smart, but a dorky sense of humor and lots of room for improvement in the wardrobe department
At which store would you like to max out your credit card? Huckberry
What are your pet peeves? People who lack self-awareness, windy days at the beach, loud chewing
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fried plantains. I truly never get tired of them.
Favorite thing about Ross: Kind, fun, and down-to-earth people that make partners feel like they’re in the section (even if your student won’t add you to the section GroupMe)